what is in your (goat) medicine kit that you wouldn't be without?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Janelle, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Janelle

    Janelle New Member

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    I know there are things I do not have in my med kit that I really should have on hand. I am going to place
    an order today (not sure where yet) and I really want to get my medicine kit up to what it should be in case of an emergency.
    I am curious what others have on hand, so I can get some ideas of what I need.
     
  2. Terry

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    bo-se
    probios
    biomycin
    fortified b-complex
    vet wrap
    banamine
    epi
     

  3. birdiegirl

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    furall spray
    a bag of Lactated Ringers for giving SQ fluids
    banamine
    skin stapler kit in case of skin tears- can get at the feed store
     
  4. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    CD&T Antitoxin.....tetanus antitoxin.
    I personally like Nuflor as my choice of "what if" antibiotics.

    I also keep fortified B complex on hand.

    Whim
     
  5. Janelle

    Janelle New Member

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    oh, didn't think of those things! thanks!!
     
  6. Janelle

    Janelle New Member

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    antitoxins are something that I know I need to have on hand.
    Is Nuflor an Rx?
     
  7. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Yes.

    I also like Naxel.

    Sara
     
  8. mill-valley

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    You must have a really good feed store if they carry skin staplers!! Yes they are very nice for a quick patch-up.

    The one thing I wouldn't be without is a thermometer. Something most people don't have....a cat piller works great for giving pills/boluses to kids. (I use it for albon in the pill form)

    Oxytocin...but really only during kidding season I guess. Also CMPK.
     
  9. rg1950

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    Blood Stop powder is a must. We had a boer rip out his ear tag and I thought he was going to bleed to death before I got the powder on. Bleeding stopped almost immediately. Getting him on the milk stand and washing all the blood off was a different story!
     
  10. birdiegirl

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    LOL! Actually, I have to be careful and look closely at the expiration dates at this particular feed store......many of the meds are expired! But, they did save me last spring when my new doeling tore her shoulder open on a jagged edge of tin. The stapler is a must-have, because you know that when you *don't* have something, that is when you will will most certainly *need* it! :)
     
  11. lyceum

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    Biomycin
    Baytril
    Vet Wrap
    scrub and 4x4 gauze squares
    Bo-Se
    Biosol (Neomycin)
    1 cc syringes (for kids, breaks down into .1 cc)
    3cc, 6cc too, but use more of 1cc in the spring
    B Complex
    Lactated Ringers
    extra sled dog booties for Victory the 3 legged Lamancha (vet amputated a bit low on the leg and she now thinks that she has 4 legs again)

    -I should keep a couple of skin staplers on hand, the vet clinic I work at keeps dozens of them that they get for free from a research facility, I should get some.

    Carisa
     
  12. Kaye White

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    :rofl Not one of you mentioned Penn-G! I'm shocked. :rofl

    Basic med. kit:
    1cc(TB), 3cc, 12cc & 60cc syringes. Needles-22ga., 20/18ga.
    2 types of antibiotics (Penn-G for minor wounds ~ Naxcel, Nuflor for resp.)
    Banamine ~ a must. (Nothing else comes close to relief of pain and/or fever)
    Bo-Se
    Some way to put a laceration back together-(cutting edge needles & dental floss or staple gun)

    Kidding season:
    CMPK injectable/Norcalphos, oxytocin & lute, Iodine.

    Geez...before long your kit looks like mine....a TRUNK!!! Right now, I have the biggest tackle box they make, just for shows. My pantry has canned food on one side and goat/horse/cow meds on the other!!
    I even have a surgical pack in the kit. :blush Hey, you never know and it doesn't take up much space!
    Then there is the TOTALLY OFF-LABLE STUFF! :lol
    Kaye
     
  13. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    You don't even want to see my medicine cabinet. :) Like Kaye, I have EVERYTHING! I have several cupboards in my barn (plus a small fridge to keep meds out of my milk fridge) dedicated for goat health meds and equipment. My show medicine kit - a huge Rubbermaid tub. :)

    You never know when you might need something... ;)

    Sara
     
  14. VickiLynne

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    You gave me a good laugh that I needed today!

    Thanks for that Kaye!!

    Vicki in NC


    modified by Kaye
     
  15. Patty13637

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    I use 2 black & decker tool boxes for my medical kits. If sh** hits the fan I can yell go get my boxes.

    Patty
     
  16. The various needles and syringes. We have Penn G, Duramycin and Excenel (somewhere).
    I finally have Thiamine, Dexamethasone and Banamine, which have made a *huge* difference in being able to treat things. Lactated Ringers Solution.
    I have Iron injectable, Red Cell, Vit B, Vit A & D and ProBios.
    I still lack a lot of things I should have.
    We used to keep dry cow treatments, a lactating cow treatment, Penn G, Aspirin boluses and Calcium Gluconate on hand for the milking herd. We used less than half of that stuff in a year.
    The goats? I have a bottles laying around everywhere!
    We don't worm our cows, but the goats get wormed.
     
  17. :yeahthat all of the above
    And nobody mentioned feeding tubes. I have kid tubes and adult tubes in our box.
    Also:
    Copper sulfate (hooves)
    Benadryl cream
    Ammonium Chloride
    Peroxide
    Alcohol
    2x2 and 4x4 gauze pads
     
  18. Qvrfullmidwife

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    biomycin
    cmpk injectible
    bo-se
    banamine
    lactated ringers
    thermometer
    enough syringes in varied sizes and needles to last for a lengthy siege

    Like Kate...we have a trunk! thanks to a nifty program our vet offers where we can buy at their prices BUT only in whole lots we now have cases of things...cases of vetwrap, cases or LR, cases of syringes, etc. We basically have a whole shelf dedicated to meds.
     
  19. NubianSoaps.com

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    Kaye's phone number! Vicki
     
  20. pokyone42

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    lol. Vicki! Just to add to this list...

    electrolytes...
    latex gloves...
    Lubricant (for those tangled up kids all wanting to be born first)
    blow dryer (for kids born when it is 520 degrees below zero.........)
    lots of towels for kidding time
    Sulmet
    Cydectin
    Ivermectin
    Valbezan
    Oxytetracycline
    Blu-Kote
    Mineral oil
    cotton balls
    60 cc syringes (for uterine flushes)
    those long pipette thingys.. (also for uterine flushes)
    Sterile water (see above.)
    Triscuits (for a goat that does not want to eat.. these can work miracles. lol)
    TUMS


    My medicine chest for goats is in the refrigerator's 2 drawers, and a microwave cart complete with drawers and cabinets and is STILL overflowing! (It is in our large bathroom. lol)